How much does a London wedding planner cost?

How much does a London wedding planner cost? A very good question and when you start to look for a wedding planner in London or the UK to help you plan your wedding you should do your research as the costs of planning a wedding can vary enormously.

Wedding planner fees

You will usually find that a wedding planner’s fees are inline with their experience and how long they have been in business. The more experienced the planner, the more expensive they will be, but of course, you are paying for their vast experience and their breadth of knowledge.

Full wedding planner services in the UK

Wedding planners also charge differently for their services. Full wedding planning is the main service and this will cover pretty much everything associated with the planning of your wedding.  A wedding can take on average 250 hours to plan, thats a lot of hours, especially if you are trying to fit it around your full time job. This is when a  wedding planner comes into their own. They will be able to give you the time you need and take away any stress from you. This in my opinion is priceless. The majority of planners charge for this as a % of your overall budget spend, around 10-15% with a minimum fee. These minimum fee’s vary from £4,000 to £24,000!

The brief will determine the wedding planning fee

Some London-based wedding planners will charge on a fixed fee basis and this will be given after a consultation, this will allow the wedding planner to understand more of the brief and of course the amount of work that is involved. As a guide, you will find the more complex the wedding, the more guests you have, the more the wedding planning fee is likely to be.

What you have to remember is if the wedding planner is full time, i.e. this is how they earn their living.  Believe me there are a lot of part time planners and hobbyists so don’t get me started on those. They will of course be cheap, but do you want cheap?

If a London wedding planner is running a business, then he or she will have costs running this business and will have too charge appropriately for the amount of time he/she is going to put into planning your wedding.

READ THIS: How to find the right wedding planner for you

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